Welcome to Title
Address: 2102 2nd Ave, PO BOX 159, Chester, SD 57016
Principal: JoAnn Alverson
Superintendent: Heath Larson
My email: email@example.com
Please do not hesitate to reach out with for anything, big or small. I am here to help! I am available every school day, Monday - Friday from 7:30-3:30.
What is Title I
Title I is a federally funded educational program designed to assist school districts to meet the educational needs of their students. At Chester, the focus is on Grades 1 through 5. Title I began in 1965 when Congress passed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and was reauthorized in 2001 with the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act. Over 90% of the school systems in the United States receive some sort of Title I funds. Title I is designed to help students achieve proﬁciency on national academic achievement standards.
Facts about Title I
1. Title I promotes high academic achievement for all children.
2. Title I provides parents with opportunities and resources to better understand their child's level in reading and math and how to help at home.
3. Title I utilizes a variety of assessments to monitor the progress of each child.
South Dakota Title I web page
Parent Meeting PowerPoint
Chester Area Parent Involvement Policy
Be a Reading Role Model
Top 10 Things You Should Know About Reading
Ways to Participate in your Child's Education
My name is Alyssa Baumberger and I teach Title I at Chester Elementary. I was hired in 2014 as a 4th and 5th grade science and social studies teacher. I then taught all subjects in a 3rd grade classroom and am now excited to start my fourth year as a Title I teacher.
I attended college at SDSU in Brookings, SD and received my Early Childhood Education degree with a certificate in Elementary Education from NSU in Aberdeen, SD. I taught Title I and part-time preschool at the Gracevale Colony for Madison Elementary for one year before coming to Chester.
I live in Madison with my husband, Jesse, and daughters, Hattie, Nora, and Reagan. I enjoy being outside, reading, running, coffee, and spending time with family!
Parents are an important part of the team!
Teaching your child to read is far too important to delegate to only the school and the teachers it employs. You are an integral part of the team. Children learn by example. Let them see you reading newspapers, magazines, and books. Have them accompany you to the library. Read to your child, and as his/her skills increase, ask him to read to you. Show an interest in his daily school activities-- ask to see his schoolwork. Help him get to bed early to receive the required 8-10 hours of sleep each night. Provide a quiet, comfortable area for your child to work on homework—and check to see that it is completed. At the beginning of the school year, meet both the classroom teacher and the Title I teacher. Participate in the Parent-Teacher conferences. Read, sign, return, and do the School - Parent - Student Compact Agreement. This agreement is very important. It's designed for improvement. Please impel your child to read 30 minutes at home.
Reading, more than anything else, will help your child succeed. It is the key that unlocks the door to success.
Students who read more, achieve more!